I generally live every day, 365 days a year, with the Christmas spirit, and being a big believer in Karma, that tends to bode well for me. I’m always positive and trying to infect others with that same energy. I’ve been asked by several people why I”m always smiling or laughing. I will usually quote Will Ferrell from the movie ‘Elf’ and simply say, “I like smiling, it’s my favorite”.
This morning my smile was weakened a little by the blatant display of Grinch-like behavior from two strangers who have obviously not been dusted with the shimmering particles of the Christmas spirit. A local TV station has been running a contest for the last four weeks. Each week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they put a jumbled word on the screen and viewers must unscramble the letters and send both words in for a chance to win the weekly prize of $10,000.00.
I woke up late Thursday morning, and mistakenly forgot to set the PVR, so I missed the scrambled letters. Apparently I was not the only one as the mad flurry of Facebook posts echoed my lament. There were a few comments about missing the Tuesday letters, so I thought I would harness the Christmas spirit and send the word from Tuesday and ask them for the Thursday letters in return. I sent that word to both women this morning………and got no response from either of them. Merry Christmas you selfish women. I don’t think Karma will be picking either of your names from the hat on Monday!!
Thankfully, the news station replays its morning show online and I was able to find the segment of the show that I missed. And to ensure that those two women’s names get lost in a bigger pile of entries, I put the link to that portion of the morning show on the Twitter feed so more people could enter. I even went so far as to up the Karmic ante and tweeted that if my name is drawn, I want them to draw a second name so we can split the prize and share that Christmas gift. (which was my plan, regardless of my spirit being temporarily derailed by these two women)
Wouldn’t it be terribly ironic if I did win and the other name that was pulled was one of those two women to whom I gave those scrambled letters?? Their complete lack of decency should negate their entry into the contest. Wish me luck, and while I put an extra pin in the voodoo dolls of those Christmas-spiritless women who really don’t deserve to have their names in the pot in the first place, let Lady Luck roll her magical dice!!
Okay, so that is not how I’m ending this post – if one of their names is pulled from that Karmic hat, it just solidifies the fact that they were meant to win one way or another. Regardless of the outcome, I know I did a good deed today and perhaps that feeling is worth the $5,000.00 that could have been.
What would you have done if you were in the same Karmic boat?